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Rafael Jacques Rodrigues



M.A. in Development Studies,
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland).

M.A. in Geography,
Federal University of Minas Gerais
(Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

B.A. in International Relations,
PUC-MG (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Contact details

Brazilian researcher with interest in environmental public policy, forest conservation, climate change and International Relations. Current PhD Candidate at the Crawford School of Public Policy (Australian National University - ANU, Canberra) in the Resource, Environment and Development Group. PhD research on public policies tackling illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, under supervision of Dr Luca Tacconi. Brazilian CAPES Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Grantee in the field of Political Science - 2015. Member of the Research Group on Spatial Public Policies (Geography Department - Universidade de Brasília). Academic experience as a teacher, tutor and research assistant.

PhD programme

Resource, Environment & Development (RE&D)

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

“Public Policies tackling illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon".


Luca Tacconi, Rafael J. Rodrigues and Ahmad Maryudi (2019). Law Enforcement and deforestation: Lessons for Indonesia from Brazil. Forest Policy and Economics,

Tacconi, L., Cerutti, P., Leipold, S., Rodrigues, R.J, Savaresi, A. To, P., Weng, X. (2016). Defining Illegal Forest Activities and Illegal Logging. In: lllegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses. IUFRO World Series Volume 35, Chapter 2.

Cashore, B. et al. (2016). Global Governance Approaches to Addressing Illegal Logging: Uptake and Lessons Learnt. In: lllegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses. IUFRO World Series Volume 35, Chapter 7.

Rodrigues R (2013). ‘Climate Change Governance in Brazil: challenges and opportunities across sectors and federative states’, ICTSD Bridges, 9 (4), 8-11.

Teehankee M, Jegou I, Rodrigues R (2012). ‘Multilateral negotiations at the intersection of trade and climate change - An overview of developing countries’ priorities in UNCSD, UNFCCC and WTO processes. Climate Change Architecture Series; Issue Paper No. 2; International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. Geneva, Switzerland.

Rodrigues R, Mendes T, Muniz E (2012). ‘Policies and instruments for public management in the context of climate change’, Brasília, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), 46p.

Rodrigues R, Mendes T, Muniz E (2012). ‘Funds to support climate change mitigation and adaptation policies’, Brasilia, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), 81p.

Steinberger M, Rodrigues R (2010) ‘Conflitos na Delimitação Territorial do Bioma Mata Atlântica’. Geografias 8 (2), 37-48.

Rodrigues R (2008) ‘Environment, External Policies and Social Participation in Brazil: perspectives and challenges’. Proceedings of the Conference ‘Actors and agendas of the Brazilian Foreign Policy: Renovation or Reconfiguration?’. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. University PUC Rio. 14 Nov 2008.

Rodrigues R (2008) ‘The relevance of the environment in the world geopolitics’. UFMG Diversa 7 (14), 21-26.

Rodrigues R (2008) ‘From Exploitation to the International Cooperation for the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil: A study case of the PPG7’. (Master’s Thesis). Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Scholarships and fellowships

CAPES Foundation PhD Scholarship 2015

Employment history

Crawford School of Public Policy - Australian National University (ANU)
Project: “Enhancing smallholder benefits from Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Indonesia”, under the coordination of Dr Luca Tacconi.
June 2017 - June 2018

Research Assistant
School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR)
Australian National University (ANU)
January 2015 - June 2015

External Consultant on Climate Change
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
March 2012 - April 2015

REDD+ and Sustainable Land Use - Internship
United Nations Environment Programme
January 2013 – June 2013

Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy – Internship
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development - ICTSD
November 2011 – March 2012

Environmental Analyst
Ministry of the Environment of Brazil (Office for International Affairs)
March 2007 – September 2010

Personal links

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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